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Competition Weekend II is scheduled for August 25-27, 2017, at SpaceX’s Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, CA.

SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop transportation services. The company currently provides these services to innovators and universities interested in high-speed transportation technology and solutions. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, is approximately one mile in length with a six foot outer diameter.

The Official SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

In January 2017, SpaceX offered its Hyperloop transportation services to 27 teams from across the country and world in the first Hyperloop Pod Competition at the SpaceX track. The competition’s goal is to accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage innovation by challenging teams to design and build the best high-speed pod. Teams put their pods through a litany of tests, which was made possible through our Hyperloop system. This competition was the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

Based on the high-quality submissions and overwhelming enthusiasm surrounding the first competition, SpaceX has moved forward with Hyperloop Pod Competition II, which will culminate in a second competition on August 25-27, 2017, at SpaceX’s Hyperloop track. Hyperloop Competition II focus on a single criterion: maximum speed. The competition will include new and returning student teams, some of which have already built and tested their pods during the first competition.

Note: This competition is a SpaceX event. SpaceX has no affiliation with any Hyperloop companies, including, but not limited to, those frequently referenced by the media.

Break a pod!

Competition Weekend II Team Roster (as of April 2017)

Team NameUniversity
512 HyperloopUniversity of Texas at Austin
AZLoopArizona State University; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Northern Arizona University; Thunderbird School of Global Management
BadgerloopUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Binghamton HyperloopBinghamton University
DiggerLoopColorado School of Mines
Hornet HyperloopCalifornia State University, Sacramento
HYPEDUniversity of Edinburgh
Hyper Poland University TeamWarsaw University of Technology
Hyperloop IndiaBITS Pilani
HyperPodXUniversity of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer; University of Oldenburg
HyperXiteUniversity of California, Irvine
Illini HyperloopUniversity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Keio AlphaKeio University
Michigan HyperloopUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
ParadigmNortheastern University; Memorial University of Newfoundland
Purdue and UPV Atlantic Hyperloop Design TeamPurdue University; Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
SwissloopETH Zurich
Texas GuadaloopUniversity of Texas at Austin
UCSB Hyperloop IIUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
UMD LoopUniversity of Maryland
University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
Hyperloop at Virginia TechVirginia Tech
WARR HyperloopTechnical University of Munich
WaterloopUniversity of Waterloo

  • Important Dates
  • August 31, 2016 Competition II Rules and Requirements Released
  • January 27-29, 2017
    Competition Weekend I
    Selected pods compete at Competition Weekend I.SpaceX Hyperloop Test Track
  • August 25-27, 2017
    Competition Weekend II
    Selected pods compete at Competition Weekend II. SpaceX Hyperloop Test Track
For additional information on the Hyperloop, visit